The world's most successful budget airline Virgin has a fun culture lead by their founder Sir Richard Branson. Google Inc. provide staff with creative play breakout rooms. At Zappos managers are expected to spend between 10-20% of business time on team building activities.
Many successful businesses realise the importance of investing in boosting morale and staff engagement by building connections and relationships with their staff through fun, play and genuine interaction.
Mike Symonds from Interactive Events and the creator of Funergizers says "More and more businesses are discovering the power of creating a workplace which is fun, playful and engaging."
He says, "The great thing about building a fun culture is the joy spreads from within. Businesses which focus on fun are actually more successful. Staff are engaged, productive and loyal. As a result customer satisfaction levels have been known to triple."
Mr Symonds says there a many things you can do to inject more fun into your workplace. "The key thing we suggest is to focus on understanding your staff. Find out what you can do to connect with your staff. Everyone is different, so what works for one staff member may not work for another. One person may love fun, social interactions, while another is more satisfied with receiving a genuine thank you for doing a great job."
Managers and businesses wanting to discover how they can boost staff morale, engage employees and create a workplace which is energised and connected can attend a free ‘Funergize Your Workplace’ workshop on Thursday 6th March 2014 at the Adina Apartment Hotel, Brisbane.
Running from 10.30am to 12 noon bookings are essential. More information and registrations is available at http://www.funergizers.com.au/